1978 GRUMMAN GA-7 COUGAR


  • For Sale
  • 1978
  • GRUMMAN GA-7 COUGAR
  • N754GA
  • GA7-0045
  • Fredericksburg, TX USA

310000 $310,000 USD
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David Fletcher

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    • For Sale
    • 1978
    • GRUMMAN GA-7 COUGAR
    • N754GA
    • GA7-0045
    • Fredericksburg, TX USA

    David Fletcher

    David

    General Specs (cont.)

    590

    10 SMOH

    10 SMOH

    14 SNEW

    14 SMOH

    Used

    BTH

    4

    Additional Classifications

    Detailed Description

    Unicorn in a time capsule, Like new 590 hours total airframe time, both engines 10 hrs SMOH by Lycon with ported cylinders,
     14 hours on propellers. Custom Garmin milled panel with Radar. 
    Re-reworked by FletchAir Fleet Support LLC, Grumman Specialist. We stock, flight controls, landing gear and thousands of small Cougar airframe parts. 
    Garmin GTN 650  WASS NAV-COM, GPS touch screen.
    Garmin GTS 175 WASS GPS, color touch screen .
    Two each Garmin GI 275 multi function displays, HIS, terrain, AS, GS, Horizon, etc. Primary replacement. 
    Vacuum pressure pumps removed.
    Garmin GTR 225 large display VHF COM radio. 
    Garmin  GTX 345 Transponder- ADSB In/Out
    GMA 342 audio panel 3D audio
    Sperry Honeywell color weather radar.
    JPI 450M fuel flow 
    Century III Autopilot with glide slope and GI-275 coupling.
    Electronics International Tachometers and back up CHT's.
    Newly CNC machined panel and overlay, powder coated and placard milled.
    Replaced all engine control cables at engine OH. Replaced all hydraulic, fuel, oil and brake hoses at OH.
    One owner, always hangered since new. Spectacular original paint, interior. Ceramic paint treatment. No corrosion. 
    FletchAir Fleet Support work and April 2022 Annual.
    Photos:  http://fletchair.myshopify.com

    Avionics / Equipment

    Garmin GTN 650  WASS NAV-COM, GPS touch screen
    Two each Garmin GI275 touch screen multi function displays, HIS, terrain, AS, GS, Horizon, etc. Primary replacement. Vacuum pressure pumps removed.
    Garmin GTR225 large frequency display VHF COM radio. 
    Garmin GTS175 IFR GPS, color touch screen .
    Garmin  GTX 345 Transponder- ADSB In/Out
    Garmin GTR 342 audio panel 3D audio.  
    Sperry Honeywell color weather radar.
    JPI 450M fuel flow 
    Century III Autopilot with glide slope coupling.
    Electronics International Tachometers and back up CHT's.

    Airframe

    2019, We learned the original since new owner had passed away and the airplane was up for sale in Ohio. The airplane had not flown since 2006, but it's condition was extraordinary.     The Airframe and engines had a total time of 576. I was not going to fly 42 year old engines back to Texas. We trailered the  engines from Ohio to Texas. From Texas we sent the engines to Lycon in Visalia Ca for complete overhaul. They Overhauled both engines with new Lycoming cylinders and did their Cylinder porting and flow match. Typically they Dyno out on the test stand at 184/ 186 HP. Some of that is lost when the OEM exhaust is installed. There was some touch up on the paint, landing gear and interior. Hydraulic lines and all the engine control cables on both engines were replaced. 
    We removed all of the Collins and King radios and their wiring,  Replaced the pilots instrument panel to match fit Garmin radios and made a powder coated panel overlay with milled placards.

    Engines / Mods / Prop

    Lycon of Visalia California, complete overhaul with new Lycoming ported and flow matched cylinders. Lycon STCed  milled crankcase for O-ring seals.
    14 hours on one prop since new, 14 hours on the other since overhaul.

    Interior / Exterior

    Spectacular original interior with no wear signs and bright colors.

    Remarks

    The one thing the Cougar offers that to my knowledge is not found on other light twins is a safety margin for the infrequent flyers.  We can take this airplane to nearly a full stall with both engines at 2700 RPM reach over and chop one engine.  Being it is well below the single engine VMC of 85Knots it will start a turn into the dead engine but will not roll over. (unless you let it) It has sufficient rudder and aileron to keep it upright, giving the pilot sufficient time to drop the nose and take checklist action.    If you pay attention to the reasons twin engine fatality are close to singles, a big one is the inverted roll on take off.  This Twin offers performance and operating cost close to the single engine high performance singles.